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Legality of Holocaust denial – Wikipedia

| October 22, 2021

Laws against Holocaust denial Sixteen European countries and Israel have laws against Holocaust denial, the denial of the systematic genocidal killing of approximately six million Jews in Europe by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s. Many countries also have broader laws that criminalize genocide denial.

Holocaust Denial: The Gas Chamber Debate | Imaging Genocide

| October 22, 2021

Introduction The most infamous gas chamber began to function in the Auschwitz extermination camp in 1941 (Brugioni & Poirier 15). It resulted from a need to kill large numbers of people in a very limited amount of time.

Texas schools are being told to teach opposing views of the Holocaust. Why? – The Guardian

| October 22, 2021

Ive been trying to imagine what Gina Peddy could have been thinking when, on 8 October, she informed a group of Southlake, Texas, elementary school teachers that, if their classroom libraries included books about the Holocaust, students should also be steered toward books with opposing views.

There are not two sides to every story… – The Daily Advance

| October 22, 2021

Weve all heard the notion, There are two sides to every story. It isnt true. There are many stories that do not have two sides.

Italy’s Right Is Whitewashing the Country’s Past – Foreign Policy

| October 22, 2021

There are few historical taboos in Italian politics. Politicians can easily get away with saying Italian dictator Benito Mussolini did good things, tweeting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, or even promoting a World War II bunker-turned-tourist attraction with guides cosplaying as Wehrmacht officers. But theres one thing that will still get a public figure in serious trouble: casting doubt on whether the so-called foibe killings of Italians by Yugoslav communist partisans at the end of World War II was ethnic cleansing and should be put on the same level as the Holocaust.

Parashat Vayera: Judaism and the afterlife – The Jerusalem Post

| October 22, 2021

Sarah sternly warns her husband, Abraham, about a seething rivalry engulfing his two sons. Ishmaels dangerous influence on Isaac is becoming toxic. Though Abraham is reluctant to abandon his older son, he accedes to Sarahs wish and dispatches Ishmael to the desert.

In Brazil, 8,000 Christians have adopted Orthodox Jewish customs a scholar is trying to figure out why – Forward

| October 22, 2021

Manoela Carpenedo, a native of Southern Brazil, is an anthropologist and sociologist of religion. Her latest book Becoming Jewish, Believing in Jesus: Judaizing Evangelicals in Brazil (Oxford) analyzes the allure of Jewish history and observance for groups of Christians in South America, where around 8000 Christians across Brazil in a network of Pentecostal churches have adopted Orthodox Jewish customs.

Rabbi: Get vaccinated, but listen to others with respect – Jewish Herald-Voice

| October 22, 2021

Rabbi Strauss addresses religious exemptions As more American employers begin mandating COVID vaccinations for their employees, they are facing an increasing amount of vaccine refusers who base their resistance on religious objections. To be clear: All major religions approve of vaccinations. Some actively encourage them.

The perils of looking back in anger | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle – thejewishchronicle.net

| October 22, 2021

Judaism loves looking back: Every holiday centers around a significant historical event. Our prayers speak to generational wisdom and promise; memory is a visceral part of Judaism. So why, in this weeks Torah portion, Vayeira, is someone punished for looking back?

Realizing the legacy of Jonathan Sacks – opinion – The Jerusalem Post

| October 22, 2021

Next week, thousands around the world will gather in person or online to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Dr. Lord Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020).


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